Athletic News

February 12, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Lady Hawks Fall, 73-53, on Senior Day to LaGrange

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- After trailing by only three points at the half, Huntingdon College's women's basketball team was outscored 44-27 in the final period to LaGrange College on Senior day.

The Lady Hawks (9-14, 4-8 GSAC) were led by freshman Raven Prater with 11 points, followed by Devin Douglas' 10 in Saturday's Great South Athletic Conference loss to LaGrange (19-3, 11-2 GSAC).

The Panthers finished 27-of-60 (45 percent) from the field, while Huntingdon shot 31 percent (22-of-71) in the loss. LaGrange held a 47-40 advantage on the glass.

Huntingdon led by five points early in Saturday's contest, 9-4, before the Panthers scored seven straight points taking the 11-9 advantage with 12:55 remaining in the first half. The Lady Hawks regained the lead 14-11, but LaGrange's offense responded by scoring 10 consecutive points, 21-14.

The Lady Hawks were able to cut the Panthers seven point margin down to three, 29-26, by intermission. Huntingdon outscored LaGrange 12-8 in the final eight minutes of the first half. Sophomore Devin Douglas led the team at the break with eight points and four rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

In the second half, the Lady Hawks cut LaGrange's lead down to 35-33 with 17:25 remaining. The Panthers responded with a 10-0 run extending its lead to 43-33 with 13:01 left in regulation. Huntingdon cut the margin to five points, 45-40, with 10:30 left, but LaGrange's offense would control the remaining ten minutes of the contest outscoring the Lady Hawks 28-13 in the, 73-53, victory.

The Panthers were led by sophomore Heather Miller with a game-high 23 points, followed by sophomore Katie Covington's 15 in the conference win.

Huntingdon looks to rebound on Tuesday, Feb. 15, when it hosts GSAC opponent, Spelman College in Roland Arena. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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